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Since arriving at Parx on Sept. 18, Sherman couldn’t be happier with the winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) when he saw him at Parx for the first time the morning of Sept. 19.
“He looked great today,” Sherman said. “He was on the bit. I couldn’t be more pleased. Right now he’s as good as I’ve ever seen him.”
Sherman admitted that the son of Lucky Pulpit is at a disadvantage, drawing the rail, coming off a 3 1/2-month layoff, and having to face top-class horses who are in excellent form.
“They have an edge on him,” he said. “We hope he comes back sound and know what’s ahead of us. He’ll have to be at his best to beat these horses. Wherever you come back you need some starting point, and for Chrome this is it.”
California Chrome galloped a mile and a half Friday morning and was schooled at the gate.
“He was a little reluctant at first,” Sherman said. “But once he was in, he was fine. He’s so professional. He does what he wants to do. You know he’s a little spoiled. We don’t worry, though. He doesn’t kick, doesn’t do anything crazy. He’s just Chrome.”
As for drawing post 1, Sherman said, “I’ll watch to see how the rail is playing. But if he gets beat, I hate to make excuses. If you have the best horse, you have the best horse. The other jocks know he’s down there and they’ll give him no quarter. We just hope he gets a clean trip.”
Sherman also acknowledged the dangerous speed of Bayern, who demolished his opposition on the front end in the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I).
“Chrome can be a speed horse himself,” he said. “But I’ll leave it up to Victor (jockey Espinoza). We’ll let him judge the pace and move earlier if we need to.”
In other Pennsylvania news, Candy Boy, beaten a nose in the West Virginia Derby (gr. II), had a strong gallop this morning that pleased trainer John Sadler.
“We gave him a good gallop this morning,” Sadler said. “I think he knows when we’re going. He never seemed to have to take a specific type track, so hopefully it will be something he likes. He seems to be very adaptable.
“I think he is as good as, or better than, he’s ever been. We gave him some time off after the Derby. We had a nightmare trip and no chance in the Kentucky Derby. He had a wide post and got wiped out, so we gave him a little time off. We ran him once in California before we thought about running out of state. Unfortunately, that was with Shared Belief. He ran a good race that day and beat the third horse a long way. In West Virginia, he ran great over there. We got home and thought the spacing was good to this race, so here we are.
As for strategy, Sadler said, “He’s a stalker. He wants to be just off of the speed. I don’t want him way back. He should get a stalking type trip. It would fit him very well. (Bob) Baffert is clearly talking about wanting the lead with that horse (Bayern), and California Chrome will be up there early. We’ll be just behind them.
“(Joel Rosario) and I have won tons of races together while he was here in California. He rode his first winner in Southern California for me and we’ve had a lot of success, whether it was Sidney’s Candy or Twirling Candy or Zazu. He’s been leading rider, I’ve been leading trainer. He’s also a friend of mine. When he came over for this race, we decided to put him on. Nothing against Corey (Nakatani). He rode my horse very well last time, but if Joel is available, we’re going to use him.”
Everyone is of the same opinion that Bayern is going to be dangerous, especially if he gets loose on the lead, despite his poor effort in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), in which he stopped badly to finish last.
“After the race, in the stall, he looked angry,” said assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes. “That’s the only way I can describe it. He knew he got beat, from what I could see, from his body language. He can be kind of aggressive, kind of feisty, and he didn’t look the same. He never missed a day. We gave him like five days off after the Travers, just because we traveled so much. We’re thinking, well, it was a mistake going to the Travers. We figured we’ll see how he looks and if he’s doing well we’ll take a shot at Pennsylvania. He showed Bob he was ready to come to this race, with the works.
“I think if there’s any time you can beat (California Chrome), maybe coming off a layoff, this would be the time. He’s a great horse, taking nothing away from him. He’s a classic horse. He may well show up Saturday and prove that he is a champion.”
“Both of these horses’ works and preparation up to this race have been exactly where we want them to be and we’re happy where they are right now,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to Steve Asmussen. “Tapiture galloped a mile. His energy level is good. He got over the track really well.”
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Four-time grade I winner Princess of Sylmar, a winner of more than $2 million, was retired Sept. 19, King of Prussia Stable managing partner Ed Stanco said.
The 4-year-old filly by Majestic Warrior out of the Catienus mare Storm Dixie finished an uncharacteristic fifth in her last start Aug. 22 in the Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course. After the race she was diagnosed with a case of thumps, or irregular spasms of the diaphragm.
Princess of Sylmar, bred in Pennsylvania by Stanco, broke her maiden at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course at 2, and at 3 won the Kentucky Oaks, Coaching Club American Oaks, Alabama Stakes, and Beldame Invitational (all gr. I) in succession. This year she finished second in two grade I events, the Ogden Phipps and Delaware Handicap, before the Personal Ensign.
“We were with her from birth and watched her grow up to be one of the finest fillies in the world,” Stanco said. “Now she will enter the next phase of her life. The Princess was a blessing beyond once in a lifetime, and she has provided our partners, families, friends, and racing fans with unparalleled joy.”
Stanco credited adviser Joe Brocklebank; Ron and Betsy Houghton, who raised the filly at their Sylmar Farm in Pennsylvania; trainer Todd Pletcher; and the jockeys who rode her for her success.
After the Personal Ensign there were plans to continue racing Princess of Sylmar, but she didn’t progress quickly enough, according to her connections.
“Preparing her for her next race was taking longer than I expected,” Pletcher said. “Because she will miss this year’s running of the Beldame and the (Juddmonte) Spinster (gr. I), Ed and I decided that timing is such that we decided to retire her.”
Princess of Sylmar earned $2,017,220 on a record of nine wins and three seconds in 15 starts. Her other three stakes wins came in the 2013 Busanda and Busher and 2014 Cat Cay, all at Aqueduct Racetrack.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
AT 6:00 PM
IN THE COOKSHACK
ALL MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND
A NUMBER OF NEW PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
FOR NEXT SEASON WILL BE DISCUSSED
BC TOBA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
TAKE NOTICE that the Annual General Meeting of the BC Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association will be held:
Date: Monday October 13, 2014
Time: Commencing at 12:30 p.m.
Place: Hastings Racecourse – Old Slots Floor Meeting Room
The main purpose of the meeting is for the following:
1. To receive the Annual Reports of the Society 2. To approve the appointment of the Auditor for the 2014 fiscal year 3. To transact such business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting Dated this 19th day of September, 2014.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Note: Copies of the 2013 BC TOBA financial statements and minutes of the October 14, 2013 Annual General Meeting will be available at the meeting or upon request by contacting the BC TOBA office.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
AT 6:00 PM
IN THE COOKSHACK
ALL MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND
A NUMBER OF NEW PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
FOR NEXT SEASON WILL BE DISCUSSED
Game On Dude, the only horse ever to win three runnings of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), has been retired after compiling earnings of nearly $6.5 million, trainer Bob Baffert announced Sept. 18.
Because of his two inexplicably poor efforts in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), Game On Dude, despite his numerous historic achievements, has been one of racing’s most under-appreciated horses.
In addition to his unprecedented three Santa Anita Handicap victories, he became only the second horse in history to sweep California’s three grade I handicaps (Santa Anita Handicap, Hollywood Gold Cup, and Pacific Classic) in the same year, and at the age of 7 won the Big ‘Cap in a near-American record time of 1:58 flat, which was the fastest time in the race’s 79-year history and only one-fifth off the track record set by the great Spectacular Bid in the 1980 Charles H. Strub Stakes (gr. I).
In all, the gelded son of Awesome Again —Worldly Pleasure, by Devil His Due, captured eight grade I stakes and 14 graded stakes in all, and was second in the grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic, TVG Pacific Classic, Hollywood Gold Cup, and Clark Handicap.
Game On Dude has been a barn favorite for many years, and Baffert had mixed emotions at the thought of never seeing “The Dude” race again and not occupying his familiar stall at Santa Anita Park, where he received numbers of visitors.
“He ran a great race in the Pacific Classic, but it’s gotten to the point where there is always going to be some horse who is going to be sacrificed by running with him and forcing him into ridiculous fractions, as was the case at Del Mar,” Baffert said. “It’s starting to wear on him a little bit to the point where it’s not fun for him anymore. We always felt if he couldn’t compete at the grade I level and wasn’t enjoying what he was doing, it would be time to retire him.
“He’s become such a big pet around the barn, and watching him get beat like that is just killing us. It’s really tough. I could have freshened him up and run him in the Breeders’ Cup, but with all that speed in there, I just didn’t want to do that to him, especially at his age. He probably could have been competitive, but I’ve always told the partners (Joe Torre’s Diamond Pride, Lanni Family Trust, Mercedes Stable, and Bernie Schiappa) this day would come and we would do the right thing by retiring him.”
Baffert thought that day had come during this year’s Santa Anita Handicap when Game On Dude blazed through fractions of :45.39 and a mile in 1:32.57 only to have racing’s two Goliaths, Will Take Charge and Mucho Macho Man, begin to close the gap on him. But it soon became obvious The Dude was not quite ready for the porch and rocking chair.
“When they came passed the three-eighths pole and they started closing in on him, I told Jill (Baffert’s wife), ‘Here they come.’ She put her head down and said, ‘I can’t watch.’ Then all of a sudden I saw he still had run in him and said, ‘He’s still alive.’ And he kicked away and won. But I tell you what, if he had gotten beat that day, that would have been it. Every race I watched this year I felt this could be the last one.”
Baffert said no decision has been made on where Game On Dude will live out the rest of his years.
“We really have no plans,” he said. “We’ll just listen to options and get together and make a decision. But for now, he’s just going to hang around the barn for a while. He still gets visitors every day and just to see him there brightens up your day.”
When ranking Game On Dude among the greatest geldings, it is his accomplishments that must be considered more than his defeats. Kelso, Forego, and John Henry—arguably the three greatest geldings of our time, or perhaps of all time—lost 91 races among them. In Kelso’s Horse of the Year clinching races, whether it was the Woodward Stakes, Jockey Club Gold Cup, or Washington D.C. International, he faced an average of 6.3 opponents, not all of them top-quality stakes horses.
These three titans of the turf earned their Horse of the Year titles based on body of work, and even when it came down to one big race in September or October, they had one, two, or at the most three really top-class stakes winners with whom to contend, not 10 or 11 foes, most of whom were grade I stakes horses, as Game On Dude has. The gelding’s notable defeats all came after a tough campaign, in which he ran hard and fast every step of the way. But early in the year, when he was still fresh, he was nearly unbeatable.
The criticism that Game On Dude ran mostly in California does not hold water, considering John Henry, as well as horses like Swaps, Native Diver, Zenyatta, and Lava Man ran mostly in California and Forego and Kelso ran mostly in New York. And this was before the Breeders’ Cup and having every top horse in the country gunning for you.
Game On Dude was bred by Adena Springs and was a $210,000 RNA at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale. He was then purchased privately by Ernie Kuehne.
“Mike Mareina, my trainer, and I looked at him at the Adena Springs consignment,” Kuehne recalled. “We vetted the horse but never bid on him. We’ve done a lot of business with Adena Springs and I knew they had put a $300,000 reserve on him. I told them I wasn’t willing to pay that much. We were at the hotel and looked at the RNA’s, then went back to the sale to talk to them. They got Frank Stronach on the phone and we negotiated a deal for $240,000.”
When Game On Dude broke his maiden by three lengths at Gulfstream Park in his second career start, he caught the eye of Bernie Schiappa and Don Brauer, who is always on the lookout for young horses for Baffert.
“I spotted the horse and contacted Don Brauer,” Schiappa said. “He’s the one who puts the numbers together. We decided to take the gamble after we watched the replays of his races and studied the numbers. He was already a gelding. I called Don and he did the rest.”
Brauer added, “There were two divisions run that day and Nick Zito won the other division. They both looked like good races. I know Bob likes Awesome Again and I contacted him. He looked at the video and really liked the horse. He came down to Florida for the sale and saw the horse. He thought they were asking a lot of money for a gelding. Bernie reviewed the films again and said, ‘Let’s go for it.’ We had him vetted and got the deal completed.”
Kuehne said he had no regrets selling him. “We thought he was a good horse, but to be honest with you, after Mike had him at the training center in Ocala, he felt he wouldn’t handle off going,” he recalled. “He didn’t think he was a grass horse and he didn’t think he’d handle a synthetic surface. And on top of that he was a gelding.
“We received several calls from people who were looking for a Florida Derby (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) horse. But in the end, all the credit to them. They paid $600,000 for a gelding who couldn’t run in the mud. And I don’t like a horse who has to take his racetrack with him. As it turned out, he could run on a wet track, but only if it was sealed. I think the main reason they bought him is to get a Kentucky Derby horse for Terri Lanni. So, as I said, you have to give them a lot of credit; they stepped up.”
Mareina recalled, “He was tall and lanky and wasn’t really coordinated, so we took him home and broke him. One day he got scared and stuck his foot through the webbing. He was getting stupid and silly and we felt he was going to wind up hurting himself, and we’d end up with nothing. He was getting rank on the track, so we cut him.
“Every work got better and better, and in his last two we worked him with a really nice 3-year-old and he outworked him both times and galloped out huge. He wound up winning his second start, just cruising out there going a mile. That’s when the legend started. Todd Pletcher sent some people over to see him and Tony Dutrow was interested. That maiden race turned into a million-dollar race. Any young horse who can run like that, it’s a million-dollar race. I’m glad he’s done so well for Baffert and has stayed sound all these years.”
Baffert ran Game On Dude right back in the Florida Derby off his maiden win and he ran terribly, but came out of the race with mucus in his lungs. He also ran poorly in the Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III), but that was on a very muddy track, so Mareina wasn’t surprised.
A victory in the Lone Star Derby (gr. III) was followed by an excellent fourth, beaten only 2 1/2 lengths, in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). But he didn’t run again as a 3-year-old. At 4, he scored a gutsy victory in the Santa Anita Handicap under Chantal Sutherland and that is when the legend of Game On Dude really began.
He could beat you by a nose, as he did in his first Big ‘Cap win, or by a half-length, as he did in the Goodwood Stakes, but he could also demolish his opposition, as he did winning the Pacific Classic by 8 1/2 lengths, the Santa Anita Handicap by 7 3/4 lengths, the Californian Stakes (gr. II) by 7 1/4 lengths, and the San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) by 6 1/2 lengths and 5 1/4 lengths.
He retires with 34 starts, 16 victories, seven seconds, and a third for earnings of $6,498,893.
If one wanted to describe Game On Dude in a short sentence, it would be, “He knew only one way to run—fast!”
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The Horse Racing Radio Network has announced its programming will now be heard on new SiriusXM channels beginning this week.
HRRN’s trio of weekday talk shows will shift to Sirius 220 and XM 206 starting with the Sept. 17 edition of “Trainer Talk presented by Fasig-Tipton.” The new channels also will be home to the network’s “Brisnet.com Call In Show” on Thursday nights and the Xpressbet Weekend Stakes Preview on Fridays. All three shows can be heard live from 6-7 p.m. ET.
On weekends, HRRN programming will air on Sirius 92 and XM 92, including the “Equine Forum” from 8-10 a.m. ET along with live race coverage of major races. In addition to SiriusXM, all broadcasts are available via live streaming on the HRRN website, and on smartphones and tablets.
Select HRRN shows and race broadcasts are also carried on various terrestrial affiliates across the country. A complete broadcast schedule along with a listing of affiliates can be found on the schedule page of the HRRN website. Podcasts of all talk shows are also posted on both the HRRN site and on iTunes.
Also included on the new Sirius 220/XM 206 channels is the daily talk show “At the Races with Steve Byk.” The show airs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon ET with replays airing from 6-9 a.m. daily.
Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/87436/hrrn-programming-on-new-siriusxm-channels#ixzz3DenU9uuh
Street Cry, Darley’s leading sire whose progeny included Zenyatta and classic winner Street Sense , has been euthanized after succumbing to complications relating to a neurological condition. The son of Machiavellian was 16.
“Street Cry epitomized everything that Darley and Godolphin aim to achieve—he was bred by Sheikh Mohammed in Ireland, excelled at the very highest level on the racecourse in Dubai and the U.S., and then became the lynchpin of our stallion operations in both America and Australia.” said Sheikh Mohammed’s bloodstock adviser John Ferguson. “His contribution to the breed has been significant and we have been so fortunate to have him. He will be sorely missed by everyone.”
The stallion who stood at Darley Jonabell near Lexington had been shuttled to Australia for the Southern Hemisphere season that began Sept. 1. Darley Australia had said Sept. 5 that the son of Machiavellian was suffering from lameness and was not covering mares as scheduled.
The Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) winner ranks 17th on the North American general sire list for 2014.
Among his 17 grade I winners in the Northern Hemisphere to date are 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, who earned $7.3 million while winning 19 of 20 starts, with one second; Street Sense , who won the 2007 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and stands at Darley and Darley Australia; and Street Boss , a two-time grade I-winning sprinter who also stands at Darley and Darley Australia.
According to The Jockey Club Information Systems, from nine crops of racing age Street Cry has been represented by progeny that have earned more than $84.3 million worldwide, including six champions, 49 graded stakes winners and 78 total stakes winners.
Street Cry’s group I winners in Australia include Shocking, Whobegotyou, and Long John.
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Citing pending litigation from Louisiana Quarter Horse owners, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced Sept. 17 that it will withhold $2.7 million in purse supplements at the upcoming meet.
The most visible result of that withholding will be the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), where last year’s $1 million purse has been cut to $600,000. The track, which is owned by Churchill Downs Inc., said the stakes program will be reduced by more than $2 million while overnight purses will decline about $37,000 a day to $186,000.
According to a Fair Grounds release, Quarter Horse owners are challenging the distribution of video poker purses, claiming that funds traditionally distributed during the Thoroughbred meet now be paid to the Quarter Horse group. The Louisiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association also has been named as a defendant in the suit as it makes the distributions of purses to horsemen and represents their interests.
The track said video poker purses have historically been paid toward Thoroughbred racing pre-dating the existence of Quarter Horse racing at Fair Grounds.
By regulatory mandate, the current purse structure is a compilation of the projected handle generated during the race meet and annual off-track betting racing activities, plus annual purse supplements from local slots and video poker operations.
2014-2015 Thoroughbred Racing Season Stakes Schedule Fair Grounds Race Course
|NOV 27||$60,000||THANKSGIVING HANDICAP||89TH||3YO/UP||6 F|
|DEC 12||$25,000||KUDZU STAKES||10TH||2YO AL BRED||1/2 F|
|DEC 12||$50,000||MAGIC CITY CLASSIC STAKES||3RD||3YO/UP ALL BRED||1 MILE 70 YARDS|
|DEC 13||LOUISIANA CHAMPIONS DAY|
|$100,000||LA CHAMPIONS DAY QH JUVENILE STAKES||24TH||
2YO LA. BRED QH
|$100,000||LA CHAMPIONS DAY QH DERBY||24TH||3YO LA. BRED QH||400 YARDS|
|$100,000||LA CHAMPIONS DAY QH CLASSIC STAKES||24TH||4YO/UP LA. BRED QH||440 YARDS|
|$50,000||LA CHAMPIONS DAY STARTER HANDICAP STAKES||24TH||3YO/UP LA. BRED||1 MILE 70 YARDS|
|$100,000||LA CHAMPIONS DAY JUVENILE STAKES||24TH||2YO LA. BRED C&G||6 F|
|$100,000||LA CHAMPIONS DAY LASSIE STAKES||24TH||2YO LA. BRED FILLIES||6 F|
|$100,000||LA CHAMPIONS DAY SPRINT STAKES||24TH||3YO/UP LA. BRED||6 F|
|$100,000||LA CHAMPIONS DAY LADIES SPRINT STAKES||9TH||3YO/UP LA. BRED F&M||6 F|
|$100,000||LA CHAMPIONS DAY TURF STAKES||24TH||3YO/UP LA. BRED||1 1/16 MILES* (T)|
|$100,000||LA CHAMPIONS DAY LADIES STAKES||24TH||3YO/UP LA. BRED F&M||1 1/16 MILES|
|$150,000||LA CHAMPIONS DAY CLASSIC STAKES||24TH||3YO/UP LA. BRED||1 1/8 MILES|
|DEC 20||SANTA SUPER SATURDAY|
|$50,000||LETELLIER MEMORIAL STAKES||55TH||2YO FILLIES||6 F|
|$50,000||SUGAR BOWL STAKES||65TH||2YO C&G||6 F|
|DEC 27||$60,000||PAGO HOP STAKES||29TH||3YO FILLIES||1 MILE* (T)|
|$60,000||WOODCHOPPER STAKES||28TH||3YO||1 MILE* (T)|
|DEC 31||NEW YEARS EVE|
|$100,000||LOUISIANA FUTURITY||48TH||2YO LA. BRED FILLIES||6 F|
|$100,000||LOUISIANA FUTURITY||51ST||2YO LA. BRED C&G||6 F|
|JAN 3||$60,000||BONAPAW STAKES||9TH||4YO/UP||5 1/2 F* (T)|
|JAN 10||$60,000||PAN ZARETA STAKES||50TH||4YO/UP F & M||5 1/2 F* (T)|
|JAN 17||ROAD TO THE DERBY KICKOFF DAY|
|$60,000||MARIE G. KRANTZ MEMORIAL STAKES||20TH||4YO/UP F & M||1 1/16 MILES* (T)|
|$75,000||LOUISIANA HANDICAP||69TH||4YO/UP||1 1/16 MILES|
|$100,000||SILVERBULLETDAY STAKES||23RD||3YO FILLIES||1 MILE 70 YARDS|
|$100,000||COL. E. R. BRADLEY HANDICAP GRADE III||29TH||4YO/UP||1 1/16 MILES* (T)|
|$150,000||LECOMTE STAKES GRADE III||71ST||3YO||1 MILE 70 YARDS|
|FEB 17||$60,000||MARDI GRAS STAKES||71ST||4YO/UP F & M||6 F|
|FEB 21||LOUISIANA DERBY PREVIEW DAY|
|$60,000||BAYOU HANDICAP||47TH||4YO/UP FILLIES & MARES||1 1/16 MILES* (T)|
|$100,000||FAIR GROUNDS HANDICAP GRADE III||28TH||4YO/UP||1 1/8 MILES* (T)|
|$100,000||MINESHAFT HANDICAP GRADE III||30TH||4YO/UP||1 1/16 MILES|
|$150,000||RACHEL ALEXANDRA STAKES GRADE III||34TH||3YO FILLIES||1 1/16 MILES|
|$60,000||DUNCAN F. KENNER STAKES||62ND||3YO/UP||6 F|
|$300,000||RISEN STAR STAKES GRADE II||42ND||3YO||1 1/16 MILES|
|FEB 28||$60,000||DIXIE POKER ACE STAKES||35TH||3YO/UP LA. BRED||1 MILE* (T)|
|MAR 6||$30,000||SOUTH MISSISSIPPI OWNERS/BREEDERS STAKES||20TH||3YO (MISS. OWNERS)||6 F|
|MAR 28||LOUISIANA DERBY DAY|
|$60,000||STAR GUITAR STAKES||6TH||4YO/UP LA. BRED||1 1/16 MILES|
|$75,000||CRESCENT CITY OAKS||10TH||3YO LA. BRED FILLIES||1 MILE 70 YARDS|
|$75,000||CRESCENT CITY DERBY||43RD||3YO LA. BRED||1 1/16 MILES|
|$200,000||MERVIN H. MUNIZ, JR. MEMORIAL HANDICAP GRADE II||23RD||4YO/UP||1 1/8 MILES* (T)|
|$300,000||NEW ORLEANS HANDICAP GRADE II||90TH||4YO/UP||1 1/8 MILES|
|$300,000||FAIR GROUNDS OAKS GRADE II||48TH||3YO FILLIES||1 1/16 MILES|
|$600,000||LOUISIANA DERBY GRADE II||102ND||3YO||1 1/8 MILES|
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